iPhone 5 in recovery mode (no back up) - anyway to recover photos?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by theautopilot, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. theautopilot macrumors 6502a

    theautopilot

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    I have not backed up for a while and have some photos I really want to keep.

    My iphone 5 (6.1.3) lost battery power and after trying to charge its gone into recovery mode. iTunes wants to restore it, is there any thing or any software that could help recover my photos and videos? Anything else I cold do?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    how does it go into recovery mode from just draining down? have you tried to simply leave it plugged in for awhile to a charger and do a hard reboot?
     
  3. theautopilot thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Won't do anything if I leave it, just says connect to iTunes.

    What do you mean by hard reboot?

    I don't know how I got into recovery mode, but I would love to know how to get out of it without a restore, or somehow just recover my photos and videos.

    I tried a programme called tiny umbrella but that did not work for me.
     
  4. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    have you tried rebooting the phone by holding the home and top button until it resets?
     
  5. theautopilot thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I get the apple logo for a couple of seconds, then the 'connect to iTunes' symbol.
     
  6. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    you may be out of luck then. if you cant exit recovery from a hard reboot, TinyUmbrella or RecBoot, then i think you have no choice but to restore.
     
  7. theautopilot thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Can't restore in iTunes. 'Unknown error'. Think I'm screwed.
     
  8. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    If you used tinyumbrella, it messes with your windows host file to prevent the phone from connecting to apple servers. Google how to fix that then try to restore again. You will have to delete some lines in the host file and I forget which ones. Delete tinyumbrella and fix the host file then try again.
     
  9. theautopilot thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, that sorted it :)
     
  10. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    awesome....good stuff.
     
  11. Johnccior macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I am in the same boat of those who can only regret to have not properly backed up their iphone (beside telling (and setting up) every one around them to do so)... The worst part is that I can see all my pictures with Image capture but I cannot download any before the loop strikes back. Very frustrating.

    So I now have a great iPhone 5 brick stuck in boot loop. Tried everything I could find but of course nothing is available yet as the A5 chip is not accessible as far as I can understand.

    I will sit on my iBrick as long as it takes as I have so many pics and vids that I don't want to loose. I will just wait as long as it takes... I am just waiting for some good news but I am not really sure where to look for it.

    I have seen that http://www.iphonehacks.com/2014/02/new-exploit-makes-iphone-ipad-ipod-touch-jailbreakable-life.html but it seems to be only for 4S (possibly good for wpimlico ?) but it looks like I'm still on the same boat as MICHAELMCCARTH...

    If anyone has a good input or a direction to look, it would be most welcomed.
    I promess next time I'll back up properly and leave that thread alone...
     
  12. 53kyle macrumors 65816

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    Wait...are you jailbroken right now? If you are, try holding down the volume up button to enter safe mode.
     

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